Sarah Brown Discusses Landing B&B Role
MICHAEL:How did this come to pass that you ended up on B&B?
SARAH: My contract with General Hospital was going to be up in January 2010 but they had written my character of Claudia out. When they told me that the character was going to be exiting, someone heard that Brad Bell was interested in contacting me! It was literally 48 hours at the most. I was honored and flattered. I was like, “Yeah, I want to talk to Brad Bell!” I think there was an initial thought, “Will she talk or think about doing another soap?” and they said, “Brad Bell wants to talk to you.” My mom had been a Y&R fan growing up. So I saw the show and am familiar with the Bell legacy and the family’s work and thought, “This is really cool!” I think I was watching Y&R one day when I went, “I want to do that,” and I remember watching Heather Tom when I was very young playing Victoria Newman. I remember thinking, “I can do what she does. I want to do that.
Brown also lets readers in on if there will be any sparring matches with her alter ego and B&B's dynamo actress, Susan Flannery.
MICHAEL: So much was made of two daytime dynamos, Susan Flannery (Stephanie) and Sarah Brown on the same show. Will there be a Stephanie/Sandy smackdown anytime soon?
SARAH:There will be no smackdown in the immediate future, but they definitely put us in proximity, and you will see that. You will be so excited and happy. I work with her and I see her daily. Susan is the Queen Bee and I am floored by her. My first day of working with her was awesome! She is revered and a wonderful actress. I love Alley Mills (Pam) too. I have been a fan of hers since “Wonder Years”. It did not dawn on me till I had the best night with Alley. I was hanging out with her at the International Women’s Courage and Journalism Awards, and we yapped and I loved her. I come to work the next day, and I say, “Alley, why do I feel like you are my mom? I feel like I know you forever!” Then it occurred to me, “Were you the mom on Wonder Years? OMG!”
*Sigh* Now why did Sarah mention Victoria Newman and herself in the same sentence?! Just got my hopes up once again.